Thursday, August 18, 2011

Come Totally Clean

I wanted to share with everyone my regiment I used today to totally clean my hair from all the buildup and oils I had been using over the last several weeks.  After I got off work, I shampooed my hair which I only do every now and then. Then I used Koils By Nature Stimulating Hair Growth Rinse which has ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in it  

"will restore the pH balance to your hair, close the cuticle layer, creating great shine, softness, and manageability.  The normalizing effect will remove buildup & restore the hair’s natural acid mantle.  The infused nettle, burdock root and horsetail will, stimulate the scalp and follicles promoting hair growth. "
Ingredients:  purified water, organic apple cider vinegar infused with burdock root, horsetail, nettle, and essential oils.  This is directly from her website.

After rinsing out the Stimulating Hair Growth Rinse, I applied EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and her Moisturizing Shealoe Leave In Conditioner and bagged it. Went to bed for about 3 hours and woke up to rinse it out. I applied a little more of the Shealoe Leave In Conditioner after completing the wash as a leave in moisturizer. My hair is super soft. My kinks and coils are defined and softer than ever. Over the course of the last three hours, I have been doing mini two strand twist which will be my protective style for the next two-three weeks.

I am not saying that you have to use the same products that I used but it is good to use ACV for a thorough cleansing of your hair.  The Stimulating Hair Growth Rinse is only $6.00 and it is for a big bottle. I will post her website at the end of this blog.  I am currently doing my twist with AloeFlax Gel by Naturalista Cosmetics. I am already liking the feel of my twist and how they are staying so neatly in place.  And you can always just pre-poo with EVOO and a leave-in-conditioner and get the same softness. I just know how much product I put on my hair and wanted it to "Come Totally Clean" today!!!!

Websites:   (currently having a buy one get one free sale for today only) And yes, I placed my order!! :)

As always, I hope this information helps with taking care of your AuNaturale hair.

Keep being the natural you!

Peace, love and many blessing!

Nakia AuNaturale Davis

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ingredients You Should Avoid

Hi Naturals,

I hope everyone is doing well. Here is a quick list of products you should look for in products you buy. Everyone has different opinions on what they consider natural. So if a product is listed that you consider okay for your hair, that is perfectly fine. This is a list of ingredients that I try to avoid. 

Ammonium lauryl sulfate, behenamidopropyl dimethylamine lactate, butyl paraben, cetyl alcohol, cocamide MEA, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, hydrolyzed protein, lauramide DEA, methyl glucose dioleate, myristamine oxide, octyl methoxycinnamate, olefin sulfonate, polysorbate 20/60, sodium cocosulfate, sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, sodium myristoyl sarcosinate, soyamidopropalkonium, stearalkonium chloride, TEA (triethanolamine) lauryl sulfate...

I hope this info helps when you are on your PJ (product junkie) spree and trying to find exactly what may or may not be healthy for your hair.

Take care!!!

Peace, love and many blessings!

Nakia AuNaturale Davis 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tips and Tricks for your hair

Hi My AuNaturale,

I hope that you are taking good care of your kinks, curls and locks but here is some tips and tricks for you to maintain healthy hair:

(1) Binding wet hair into a tight pony is a curly hair care no-no, and can cause split ends. Instead, slick wet hair back with conditioner and a little oil or gel.
(2) Avocado butter is quite effective in stretching curly hair. When hair is twisted or braided with the butter, it will generally have much less shrinkage than without it.
(3) Twist on wet hair and allow ample time for hair to completely dry. Untwisting when your hair is damp will inevitably give you the frizzies.
(4) Deep condition regularly as hair behaves best when it's nice and moisturized. DC every week for softer, more manageable hair.
(5) Co-wash or shampoo with sulfate, silicone and alcohol FREE products. When it comes to all your product try to keep it all natural.
(6) Don't EVER skip your Hair Conditioner. Opt for all natural conditioners and not just the ones that say all natural but read the ingredients.
(7) NEVER towel dry your hair. This only causes frizzness especially if you’re using a terry cloth towel. Drip dry, t-shirt dry or use a microfiber towel.
(8) It is imperative that you cover your hair while you sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet or invest in a satin pillowcase. This will not pull at the hair or absorb the moisture in the hair.
(9) Grab a spray bottle, fill it half way with water and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Shake well and use daily to add moisture to the hair. Spray liberally.
(10) The human head sheds on average 50-100 hairs each day. Detangling will help you get these hairs out and prevent tangles from reforming.

Info is the advice of Curly Nikki! She is great and has awesome hair.

Take care and you got being the natural you!

Peace, love and many blessings!

Nakia AuNaturale Davis

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Natural Hair Doesn't Have to be Difficult!!!

Wearing natural hair does not have to be difficult. Here are seven tips for growing and maintaining natural hair with ease.The final tip is the most important, so make sure that you read it! If not you risk chemically processing your hair without even knowing it…


Be patient
The average hair growth each year is six inches, and this applies to ALL races. Hair growth- natural, relaxed, texturised or under hair extensions- takes time to grow. The more you watch it, the slower it seems to take. Measure every few months and then focus on other things. By the time you measure again, you’ll be shocked by the results!
Read ingredients
Never believe the front label! Read the entire list of ingredients on the back, and if there is anything you don’t understand, write the name down and google that ingredient. If any negative effects have been posted online, don’t buy that product.
Try natural products
Not all naturals use natural products, but some want to know exactly what they’re putting on their heads. By natural products I mean ones that have not been processed. Natural products include African Black Soap, Shea Butter, and various oils that I discuss in the Maintenance section. Using natural products means you know exactly what you are putting on your head, so no more reading long lists of ingredients.


Be rough 
In the natural myths section I speak about this in more detail. Always be gentle with your hair. Baby it. Caress it. Nurture it. Treat your hair the way you want to be treated- respectfully. If you continue to be rough with your hair, the negative effects will show themselves e.g. breakage, dryness, etc.
Be negative
Natural hair has a negative stigma in the black community, so don’t be surprised if some loved ones are not understanding. I am not saying that you should walk around with a chip on your shoulder, but develop a thick skin. Remember that it is a good thing standing out from the crowd, and no matter how many people despise your hair, many, many others will love it.
It is YOUR hair on YOUR head. Everyone else can mind their own business.
Be judgemental
Don’t let your ego get the better of you! No need to get on your high horse because you don’t conceal your hair under hair extensions or change it via chemical applications. Many of us, including myself, used to live that lifestyle, so we can’t judge others without being hypocritical. Even those who have always worn their hair natural need to keep themselves in check. Just because you were lucky enough to be raised seeing afro-textured hair as beautiful, it does not give you the right to look down on others and be smug.
IMPORTANT: Naturals who feel strongly about not using straighteners or hair extensions tend to get labelled as ‘militants’. Unfairly, there doesn’t seem to be a name for relaxed, texturised or weaved up women who dislike natural hair. If you feel that you earned the label, ease back a bit. No one likes being lectured. If the person is just trying to hurt your feelings, ignore them! Naturals seem to attract people who are on the defensive.
Use naturalaxers
There are some ‘natural’laxers on the market. AVOID! These are not natural or organic products, but relaxers and texturisers under a different name. These companies can see the increase in women wearing their natural hair, so they want to tap into that market. A clue that the product is not what it seems is the ingredients. If you see lots of chemicals then it is not what a natural is looking for. Compare the ingredients to those in a relaxer/texturiser’s box, and you will see how similar they are.

Those are the seven ways to maintain your natural hair. Always keep them in mind when you are pampering and buying products for your hair. Using these tips should help you grow fantastic natural hair.

Information by: TrulyNaturallyCoiled    (check her out on Facebook)
                         AKA: Tazia LegallyGorgeous